TUFC head coach Gary Owers is working hard to add players to his 1st team squad.
Defenders Conrad Balatoni, Aaron Barnes, and winger Reece Mitchell have joined the Club this week but the search for quality additions does not stop.
“The search continues,” said Owers. “We’re still in discussions with forwards north of the border, south of the border, we’ll keep trying and trying and trying until we get someone in.
“I trust my judgment. The players I have gone for, and lost out to, I’ve probably been proved right in my judgment because they’ve gone into the [Football] League or they’ve gone to clubs at the top of the [National] League.”
Speaking before the capture of defender Aaron Barnes, the Gaffer shared his frustration that more players are not looking for early moves in the Football League transfer window. While there is no transfer window in the National League, but player transfers in the Football League create opportunities for teams in the National League.
“What has surprised us in all of this is, you think that they’ll be a big rush when the window opens, but players are prepared to sit it out until the end of the window to see what options they have on the table. That’s been a frustration. I thought some of these young lads were itching to get out and play and its not always the case. There will be players that want to come and that has been proved with Conrad and Reece.
The Gaffer is running the rule over some trialists this week.
“I’ve got a free agent who has got experience in the League and at this level. He’s come in for a couple of days. He may come into the mix but I’m still looking for that focal point. I’m looking for that physical element and also looking for that ‘big man’ in terms of character.
“It’s not all about spending your money. It’s about getting the right types [of players], and I always say that.”
Meanwhile, defender Josh Gowling (knee) has returned to full training and midfielder Yan Klukowski (groin) has returned too, ahead of schedule.